CrackBerry Father's Day Gift Guide

CrackBerry Father's Day Gift Guide

Show your father how much you care with these awesome tech gift ideas. Forget the tie rack. This Father's Day, get your dad something he's going to love and use for years to come. BlackBerry Priv iPad Pro 9.7 inch HTC Vive Outdoor Home Theatre System BlackBerry Priv If your dad's BlackBerry has seen better days, you can leapfrog all of your siblings and become his favorite by getting him a...

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Get an inside look at the enhanced BlackBerry software portfolio

Get an inside look at the enhanced BlackBerry software portfolio

As part of their recently announced updates to their enterprise portfolio, BlackBerry will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 16, 2016, to offer details from experts and product managers on all the new solutions from BlackBerry. In total, BlackBerry has announced seven significant updates to the portfolio, which are outlined. WatchDox: Salesforce Integration, E-mail Protection and more...

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BlackBerry Security Summit 2016 confirmed for July 19 in New York City

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The 2016 edition of the BlackBerry Security Summit has been confirmed (it was a save the date previously) and will be held on July 19 in at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. In a blog post, BlackBerry stated that CEO John Chen, COO Marty Beard, and CSO David Kleidermacher are scheduled to attend, along with more company executives. It will also feature unnamed "industry experts,...

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Bluetooth 5 will go further and faster than ever; announcement coming June 16

Bluetooth 5 will go further and faster than ever; announcement coming June 16

Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has revealed that the group will formally introduce its fifth-generation standard next week in London. Bluetooth 5 is set to see much faster speeds and range over the current Low Energy specification, with a particular emphasis on location services that don't rely on the internet, such as in-store Bluetooth beacons...

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Register for the WatchDox by BlackBerry Email Protector webinar

Register for the WatchDox by BlackBerry Email Protector webinar

Now that WatchDox by BlackBerry Email Protector has been announced, BlackBerry is inviting everyone to join Dan Auker, Director of WatchDox Product Management, in a walkthrough of the key features and functionality. We invite you to join Dan Auker, Director of WatchDox Product Management, for an engaging one-hour webinar and product demo as we take you through the key features and...

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BlackBerry has intercepted BBM messages for authorities to fight crime

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It has been reported that a specialized unit within BlackBerry has been aiding authorities in "dozens of countries" by intercepting and sharing user data, including BBM messages. BlackBerry has failed to specify how many requests the company has received from government bodies, nor has it been confirmed how many requests have been fulfilled. From the CBC report: "CBC News has gained a...

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QNX Acoustics Software now ships in over 50 million automotive systems

In addition to announcing their new Platform for Instrument Clusters, BlackBerry subsidiary QNX also announced that its acoustics software for hands-free voice communications has shipped in over 50 million telematics and infotainment systems. In all, almost 20 leading automakers now use QNX acoustics software to enhance the user experience of their vehicles, in products such as Chrysler Uconnect...

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Dossier adds enhanced export capabilities, ability to store multiple email addresses and phone numbers, sort option, and more in latest version

Building and maintaining client relationships is an integral part of the business world. To keep up with the demands, challenges, and day-to-day support there is Dossier for BlackBerry 10. The native app from Tundra Core Studios is dedicated to meeting client demands by storing and protecting vital information. Tundra Core Studios has been diligently working on improving their app and respond...

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QNX announces Platform for Instrument Clusters for cars

QNX announces Platform for Instrument Clusters for cars

BlackBerry's QNX subsidiary has announced its Platform for Instrument Clusters, which is designed to display both traditional and new instrument information in cars. BlackBerry stated that in addition to showing things like speed and RPM, its new Platform for Instrument Clusters technology can allow cars to have features like turn-by-turn directions, local speed limits, rearview camera video...

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Verizon to discontinue its paid Visual Voice Mail service on select phones

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Verizon has announced that it will be discontinuing its paid Visual Voice Mail service on select phones as of July 8, 2016. The service, which previously cost $2.99, allowed customers to access their voicemails in a more visual manner. Those who are using the feature will be transitioned to Basic Voice Mail services, but you won't lose any of your existing messages. From the announcement, you...

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BlackBerry has announced it is making more progress into integrating enterprise software features into its Good Secure EMM Suites, including BES12, Good Dynamics and WatchDox. BlackBerry stated: Enterprises typically consist of different user bases and data sensitivities that require multiple security approaches. In addition, many organizations enable various device ownership models such...

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Anonymous AT&T exec claims Priv sales are 'really struggling'

Anonymous AT&T exec claims Priv sales are 'really struggling'

That's according to a new report coming from Roger Cheng over at CNET who spoke with a high-level executive who asked not to be named. "The BlackBerry Priv is really struggling," the high-level executive, who asked not to be named, said last week. "We've seen more returns than we would like." So what's the noted cause for the returns? Well, many factors are behind it, at least one of...

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Kim Kardashian might have to give up her BlackBerry Bold

Kim Kardashian might have to give up her BlackBerry Bold

It's certainly no secret that Kim Kardashian is a fan of the BlackBerry Bold 9900. Aside from the countless photos of her using what is arguably one of the best BlackBerry smartphones ever made alongside her iPhone, she let it be known at Recode's 2014 Code/Mobile conference that she was scooping them up off of eBay and hoarding them in threes simply because of anxiety that she might not have one...

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T-Mobile is not currently selling the BlackBerry Priv on its site

BlackBerry Priv

T-Mobile has confirmed that the carrier is "not currently" selling the BlackBerry Priv on its site, less than six months after it began sales of the Android-based smartphone. T-Mobile began selling the Priv on January 26, but in a response to a customer's question on Twitter, the company confirmed it is not selling the smartphone on its site: @newfangled0 Not currently! But you can check...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - SoundCloud

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - SoundCloud

If you missed BerryFlow Upstream live last night, now is a good time to get yourself caught up. On the topic list this week, BlackBerry continues to focus on bettering the user experience on Priv. BlackBerry 10.3.3 BETA autoloaders are out for developers to test out their new applications. As well the Developer Hero program looks to incentivize new applications built for BlackBerry 10. Beyond...

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BlackBerry's AtHoc brings new capabilities to its platform to improve rapid response crisis communications

Expanding on their already existing market-leading crisis communications platform, BlackBerry's AtHoc has now announced several new enhancements and capabilities that will give AtHoc customers additional pre-planning resources and automated processing of crisis communication activities, to help resolve critical incidents with less manual intervention and fewer improvised, on-the-spot decisions...

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M1 Singapore to offer BES12 Cloud to business customers on one mobile bill

As announced by BlackBerry, M1 Singapore is the first carrier in Southeast Asia to launch BlackBerry's Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL), allowing for new and re-contracting M1 mobile business customers to have BES12 Cloud bundled for free with their new or renewed monthly plans. Mr. Willis Sim, Chief Product Development and Corporate Solutions Officer, M1 says, "M1 is pleased to be the...

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XL and BlackBerry team up to launch NOVI which allows three numbers on one SIM

XL Axiata and BlackBerry have now launched NOVI, a service that will enable XL customers to use multiple mobile numbers on a single device. Nicanor V. Santiago III, Chief Brand and Customer Experience Officer of XL says: "One of the ways we provide the best experience for XL customers is through continued delivery of new and innovative services that truly meet our customers' needs. NOVI...

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